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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Sep 25, 2019

Underride Guards and Truck Accidents

By |September 25th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

According to the Government Accounting Office, about 219 people died each year, between 2008 and 2017, due to an underride truck crash. The GAO states the averages are probably low due to the ways statistics are kept on a state and federal level. What is an underride guard? Underrides are guards on the rear, front, and side of the trailers and large trucks that prevent the car from sliding under the truck. Underride guards can be used on the front, the rear, and the sides of the truck in case of [...]

Sep 10, 2019

Relaxing Hours of Service for Truck Drivers Puts Us All at Risk

By |September 10th, 2019|Truck Driver|0 Comments

Currently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has strict rules for how many hours in a row truck drivers can drive and how many hours they can driver during a 6-day or 7-day period. These regulations were enacted to ensure that truck drivers have the proper amount of rest. Tired drivers are more apt to lose control of their semis, rigs, and other trucks. Fatigued drivers can’t respond to emergencies and can’t make good decisions when traffic emergencies occur. Oklahoma Watch recently wrote about one Oklahoma family that has good [...]

Sep 3, 2019

Do Bank Accounts Go Through Probate?

By |September 3rd, 2019|Probate|0 Comments

As a general rule, when someone dies, his or her bank accounts go through probate. Probate is the process Tennessee courts use after someone dies to validate any will and appoints someone to handle the estate. The person appointed as personal representative (such as the executor of your will) has the duty to collect all the probate assets of the person who died, pay the creditors of the decedent, pay any taxes that are due, and then distribute the assets to the heirs. Not all assets are required to go through [...]

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